In a bid to promote a healthy and nourishing environment for our students, we at the FIS take pride in our commitment to serving and selling non-sugary food and drinks in our Cafeteria and Kiosk. We do however, also observe that students have sweet treats in their lunchboxes brought from home. While we appreciate the gesture of sharing, we urge parents to prioritize nutritious options for their children’s lunches and snacks.
According to scientific findings, the brain, despite constituting only two percent of our body weight, demands a significant 20 percent of the total energy consumed by the body. Notably, the brain’s energy supply relies heavily on the absorption of carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates, such as those found in wholegrain products, vegetables, and starchy foods, play a pivotal role in sustaining the brain’s energy levels. These complex chains are broken down slowly, facilitating a steady release of energy and maintaining stable blood sugar levels. On the other hand, the simple carbohydrates prevalent in most sweets are swiftly consumed, failing to provide the sustained energy required for optimal cognitive function.
As children spend a significant portion of their day at school, a wholesome and balanced lunch is crucial to their overall well-being and academic performance. We encourage parents to consider these nutritional insights when preparing their child’s lunch and snack.
Furthermore, we extend a warm invitation to parents to experience the healthy and delicious options available in our Cafeteria. Our carefully selected menu not only caters to the nutritional needs of students but also provides a variety of appetizing choices to suit different tastes.